Translating English into English

“I only speak US”. I’ve heard time and time again from people at Trunk Shows and yarn events when they come to talk crochet with me. It’s a common refrain across the internet, too; a pattern language is learnt, internalised and ownership of it is established as a crafter learns the crochet “ropes”. Bilingual craftersContinue reading “Translating English into English”

“You’re a what…?”

“And how’s school going?” “So, what are you doing with yourself?” “What are you working at these days?” “How’s the (cue vague knitting-type hand movements) …job?” This is the procession of questions I have heard every 6 months since I turned seventeen and was diagnosed with an auto-immune illness. Every half year, as sure asContinue reading ““You’re a what…?””

The cost of a pattern

Here is a list of all the things I needed to learn in order to run a moderately successful* pattern-selling business. (In no particular order) Adobe InDesignAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorWordPressEtsy backendRavelry backendMailChimpCrochet/Knitting (obv)MathsCodingPattern WritingCreative WritingPatreon backendCopyrightPhotography & Lighting & Set DesignModelling (assuming you’re doing it yourself, cause that’s cheaper)– and consequently, make-up, hair, clothingSelf-promotionAd Lib PublicContinue reading “The cost of a pattern”


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